310 North Durkee, Appleton, WI 54911, USA     Reservations: (800) 397-4667 Code#39238
  • Free Night Participating Inn
 
 
Innkeeper/s:

Ron Halma, Judy Halma

Description

Circa 1894. Experience an elegant setting and unique international themes amid lush woodwork and fine furnishings at this restored Queen Ann Victorian with beautiful landscaping. Relax in spacious common areas. G...

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- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night.

The dates this property will honor the certificate are Last minute based on projected availability for 2 for 1 overnight accommodations in the lovely Petit Chateau Suite or Sea Breeze Suites. Reservations required; holidays, holiday weeks and special event weekends excluded.


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Victorian Delight

The Franklin Inn, What a Victorian delight, Surrounded with art and collections-see something old in new light, Sleeping blissfully on pillow-tops as we retire at night, Other guests were so kind, none was a fright, Miss Judy, our host, was happier than a kite, Delicious breakfast served so lovingly and properly right, Both of us saddened as the Inn left our sight.
Sheila A
9/3/2013

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Extra Special Stay

Thank you for all the hospitality…it really was like staying with friends who are good cooks. I will recommend you with 5 stars.
Rosemary J
1/17/2011

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Goes the Extra Mile

The breakfast was very tasty! All of your little extras meant so much. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Marie C
1/17/2011

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Good News in Appleton

You are the “hostess with the mostess”. I can’t wait to get back home & spread the good news about what a wonderful time we had!
Kris R
1/17/2011

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A Passion To Serve

All I can say is WOW! Peace, quiet, good food, friendly service with a smile and more!!!
Joe B
1/17/2011

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We'll Return

The hospitality and food were first rate!
Walter C
1/17/2011

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Wonderful, Wonderful

The food was outstanding!! This is what a bed & breakfast is supposed to be like. We have been to several, but none as wonderful as yours.
Bob J
1/17/2011

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You Win First Place

The nicest B & B we have ever stayed in. Breakfast was super and your personal touches and graciousness really make us smile. You can compete with the BEST.
Scott L
1/17/2011

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Elegant Victorian Inn

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our enchanting stay. Your inn is truly a Victorian Fairyland. Your morning breakfast was absolutely delicious!
Gina J
1/17/2011

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Awesome Inn

It is easy to see the art teacher in the innkeeper! Your home and your breakfasts are a work of art.
Grace G
1/17/2011

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Perfect Stay

We loved our room, your house, and the breakfasts were delicious! You should open a restaurant, Judy!
Irene C
1/17/2011

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A+ Decor

The suite was so very comfortable and so nicely decorated. We are giving Judy A+ for her French decor. It is amazing that she found so many French things to accent her theme. We loved the delicious breakfasts and warm welcome. Thank you very much Judy!
Odile M
1/17/2011

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Loved Our Stay

We really enjoyed your gourmet breakfasts and the gracious manner in which they were served. We want to come back! We’d make the trip just for the Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls!
Chris S
1/17/2011

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Honeymoon in France

We were thrilled that we were able to stay in “France” for our honeymoon. Even though we are staying close to home, this gave us a feeling of being far away. We enjoyed the relaxation!
Steve J
1/17/2011

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Found Peace & Quiet at Inn

Shangri-La was a very quiet, enjoyable and peaceful place to spend a night. Judy makes everyone feel welcome.
Pat T
1/17/2011

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Women's Weekend Getaway

Thank you so much for the lovely suite to stay in. It was a much needed women’s weekend away. We loved the home, delicious breakfasts and your fun city. We’ll think of this experience with even more fond memories because we added our own touch to the tropical theme: grass skirts, lei’s, lots of laughter, and good spirits. We will be back for another fantasy trip for sure.
Jean B
1/17/2011

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Primavera

Thanks for our stay! The breakfast on the balcony was so romantic, delicious, and special. Something we will always remember. Best of luck and we’ll see you again soon!
Renee B
1/17/2011

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Innkeeping Is Act of Love

We really enoyed Le Petit Chateau and our stay here with you. You put so much love into everything and your breakfasts are fabulous.
Ute G
1/17/2011

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Fond Memories of Paris

Paris just happens to be one of our favorite cities in the world and this suite brought back very fond memories of our visits abroad. Both Ron & Judy were so warm and inviting, we felt as if we were “family”.
Bonnie L
1/17/2011

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Holiday Family Stay

We had a wonderful time staying in the Sea Breeze over the Thanksgiving holiday. The breakfasts were delicious and the suite worked well for all 4 of us. The beds were comfortable and all of your care and hard work was very apparent. Thank you so much for your warm hospitality.
Sarita V
1/17/2011

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Delightful Italian Week

What a delightful week that we spent in Italy! Every last detail of the room down to the beautiful and relaxing Tuscany musical CD made us feel like we were in an Italian villa. The newly remodeled inn is absolutely beautiful. We especially loved the breakfasts and enjoyed trying something different each day from Judy’s own published cookbook.
Fran S
1/17/2011

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Our Second Home

We always feel special when we come to Appleton to visit our daughter, son-in-law, and especially our little granddaughter. Judy & Ron make us feel right at home. Judy’s breakfast can’t be matched anywhere-something different and delicious everyday. We have stayed at the Franklin Inn on Durkee many times. You can be sure we will be back many more times. Thank you Judy for your hospitality as always. We’ll see you in September on our next trip here.
Mary Ann V
1/17/2011

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Romantic Hideaway

The Franklin Inn on Durkee is a perfect hideaway for couples to find some alone time with romantic and themed-based ambiance or for the weary traveler to enjoy some Wisconsin hospitality and a gourmet home-cooked breakfast. My husband and I highly recommend the Franklin Inn on Durkee.
Laura Ritchie
Appleton, WI
1/11/2011

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A romantic anniversary get-away

The "trip around the world" theme of this B&B was carried beautifully and tastefully through every room. The innkeepers were friendly and eager to make our get away trip to Appleton a wonderful experience. The breakfasts were all unique and delicious. We had a truly relaxing and romantic weekend away.
Amy Geiser
12/20/2009

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A Delightful Stay!!

Our family of four recently stayed in the SeaBreeze suite over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Inn had a warm and cozy feeling, and we felt as if we were in a home away from home. The Innkeepers, Judy and Ron went out of their way to make us feel welcome, and to make our stay as comfortable as possible. It was my son's birthday on the night of our arrival, and because we were arriving late, Judy did us the favor of buying balloons, cake and ice cream so that we could have a surprise celebration when we arrived. The breakfasts were also delicious, and Judy made sure to ask us our likes and dislikes before preparing the dishes. We definitely recommend that you stay at this Inn, or their adjoining Inn, The Franklin Inn.
Shireen Kapadia
12/4/2009

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Publicity and Press Reviews

Post Crescent Newspaper (Appleton, Wisconsin), Wisconsin Trails Magazine, "Living with Amy" morning show.


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